Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper, Rohit Sharma was seen giving a virtual hug to a pitch invader during their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Saturday at the MCA Stadium in Pune. MI had put up a sturdy total of 151 on the board courtesy of a stunning knock from Suryakumar Yadav. He played a decent knock of 68 off just 34 balls, including 6 massive hits over the fence.
During the chase, RCB started off well with a 50-run opening partnership between Anuj Rawat and Faf du Plessis. Soon after, Du Plessis was dismissed by Jaydev Unadkat with Virat Kohli walking in to do what he does best – chase down totals with ease.
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During the chase, a fan ended up breaching the security and he ran toward Rohit. The MI captain was seen turning back and distancing himself from the fan due to understandable Covid-19 guidelines, He then gave him a virtual hug, and then the RCB batsman Virat Kohli was seen appreciating the gesture.
Here is the video of the gesture from Rohit Sharma:
Rohit Sharma's fan entered in the field .#RohitSharma𓃵 #ViratKohli𓃵 #RCBvMI #fan pic.twitter.com/Za1a6OgTmg
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Earlier, RCB skipper Faf du Plessis won the toss and opted to field against MI at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Saturday. The five-time champions are in an unpleasant position with three defeats and are up against the RCB received a further boost with the return of Glenn Maxwell.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk), David Willey, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj
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Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Ramandeep Singh , Murugan Ashwin, Jaydev Unadkat, Jasprit Bumrah, Basil Thampi